More education news from Program Director Ross Danis:
The Dodge Foundation Teacher Fellowships are based on the idea that great teachers are interesting and interested people. We help support the professional development of teachers in a variety of ways, but the Fellowships are one vehicle that really inspire us, as well as all who participate. Sometimes the Fellows find that their entire world view changes as result of their experience in the program.
While there are many stories that illustrate the power of the Teacher Fellowships, the most recent “raw data” came to us in November from a group of teachers from the Maple Avenue School in the South Ward of Newark, who visited Japan as part of their Fellowship. They created an “E” board that details their experience. Check it out. We think it is pretty darn cool.